Turn your lights off for Earth Hour

Posted on 18 Mar 2013

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It was published in March 2013, so the information may be out-of-date.

Millions of people from around the world will join together for Earth Hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 23 March 2013 and Greater Shepparton City Council is calling on businesses, organisations and individuals to turn off their lights and join in Earth Hour locally.

Greater Shepparton Mayor Jenny Houlihan said council is encouraging people to formalise their commitment at www.wwf.org.au/earthhour/.

"One idea behind Earth Hour is that people throughout Australia and around the world will turn off their lights for one hour to send a powerful message to global leaders that we need action on climate change, now," Cr Houlihan said.

"On Saturday 23 March, we are saying to Greater Shepparton residents, let's all start to make a switch to a sustainable lifestyle and show that together many little actions add up to one big statement on climate change.

"Anyone can make a change and do something to reduce their environmental impact all year round - from families to big businesses.

"Earth Hour is a positive message of hope and action, emphasising what people can do when they act together and showing that together we can make change.

"We are each "just one person", but together we are powerful.

"During the hour of darkness in 2013, why not make a resolution to improve the way you use electricity?"

Earth Hour is a WWF Australia initiative that started in 2007. Earth Hour is in its fifth year in Australia, and the fifth year Council has participated.

Visit www.wwf.org.au/earthhour/ to register and learn about what you can do to make Earth Hour happen at home and at work.

For more information about Earth Hour events locally, visit www.greatershepparton.com.au.

- Released 19 March 2013